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AMD showes Radeon HD 7990 at Fusion Developer Summit?

By , source: 4Gamer


During AMD's Fusion Developer Summit, a new high-end graphics card for the professional market was announced. The FirePro W9000 features a raw computing power of 4 TFlops (single precision) and 6 GB of GDDR5 memory. Simultaneously, AMD also showed a new desktop card, equipped with two GPUs and a large heatsink with three fans. This could be the highly anticipated Radeon HD 7990, which is to compete with Nvidia's GTX 690 card. The pictures have been taken from a distance so not all details are clear. The amount of memory chips and soldering suggest that the new model is based on two 28nm 'Tahiti' GPUs with a 384-bit memory interface.

As the images from 4Gamer.net show, the card has a red PCB with a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface and a CrossFire connector. Another photo shows the heatsink, which seemingly takes up two slots and has a number of thick copper heatpipes. The card is quite lengthy, allowing for three fans to be installed. The addition of three fans will keep the card cooler, but the hot air is also blown back into the case.While the dual 8-pin PEG connectors indicate the card requires quite some power, it's not as extreme as the 'HD 7970 X2' models by PowerColor and HIS. These cards each have three 8-pin connectors. With two connectors and the 75 watts from the PCI-Express x16 slot, the card has a TDP of 375 watts.

It's expected that AMD will try to keep the clock frequencies as high as possible, in an attempt to rival the performance of Nvidia's GTX 690. It's uncertain whether AMD's creation is actually faster, but the manufacturer does have the advantage of more memory on its dual-GPU (6 GB as opposed to 4 GB on Nvidia's card). While gaming on multiple monitors, that extra frame buffer might come in handy, especially when using extremely high-resolution textures with anti-aliasing enabled.

AMD demonstrated an unspecified dual-GPU graphics card, most likely the Radeon HD 7990 (Source: 4Gamer.net)

The FirePro W9000 has four DisplayPort connectors and is based on the 'Tahiti' GPU, combined with 6 GB of GDDR5


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